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dozens of civilians are reportedly killed in syria's home all provinces for the government and the opposition blaming one another the russian foreign minister exclusively tells our t.v. where moscow stands in the conflict. russia and india rubber stamp billions of dollars worth of military megadeals us two of the world's fastest growing countries and boost their global clout influence which is making some in the west nervous. and while some are celebrating others are struggling the spiraling costs of christmas leave british pensioners in a far from festive spirit.
world news live from our brand new age steam all sco headquarters you're watching r.t.e. with me lucy catherine of. well syria's rebels say that at least sixty people have been killed in a government airstrike on a bakery in the central hama province state run media has broadcast a denial instead accusing the opposition of the killings designed to smear the authorities as the international peace envoy visited damascus the home our problems has witnessed intense fighting in the past few days russia's foreign minister has revived speculation moscow is looking to give asylum to president assad and that russia is sharing his government a lover of spoke exclusively to our team more on that now from our correspondent.
russia's foreign minister once again stressed that there could only be a diplomatic solution to this conflict adding that moscow is not taking sides and has condemned the syrian authorities for using disproportionate force the security forces clearly were. prepared to face the public. protests and protests. and in the villages they have been threatening you know to call into foreign aggression not to keep law and order civilized men there however the minister also said that this doesn't rule out the fact that the rebels continue provoking syria and he criticized the west for failing to condemn the actions of some groups within the syrian opposition who sometimes go to the most extreme measures like taking hostages or even terrorism it's absolutely unacceptable if. the west would start
would begin to. qualify terrorist as. bad terrorist and acceptable terrorists will also ask the minister why he thinks the nato was so eager to deploy the six batteries the interceptor missiles on turkey's border with syria and whether iran could be the actual target here is what he said . that's what some people say. the configuration as it is being presented in the media. really looks like it could be used against iran and other vital issue concerning syria's its stockpile of chemical weapons going to russia's jeep diplomats or outside players seem to acknowledge that it's the responsibility of syrian afterwards to keep it safe and that it would be unacceptable if the rebels got their hands on it but then it makes very little sense of why some states in the west continue persuading the rebels to continue fighting by giving the moral political and financial support. of course we'll bring you more highlights from
sergey lavrov exclusive interview later today but if you want to check it out right now it's available for you on our website that's our team dot com. almost three billion dollars worth of defense megadeals have been signed between russia and india president putin is on a visit to new delhi in order to cement ties with the fast growing economies as they continue to try and boost their global influence artie's maria often otieno reports on how their improved world standing could be a worrying some in the west. russia and india have signed around three billion dollar worth of military contracts today and many experts have already said that that is very important and that is very symbolic why this scene is bad today it is number one one point importer in the world and russian made equipment accounts for more than seventy percent of the indian military supplies but recently india has signed many contracts with you guys and israel and some have started saying that
russia is losing its role its position in this particular region region and especially on the indian military market with all these contracts signed today we can say this hope the case and cooperation is to very high and russia and india remain very close allies this group reeks of growing faces bakin countries like america why there is because they have their own interests in this particular region especially defense interests boosting their military presence in the backyard of china and by this visit by this gathering today here in india the role the increasing role in importance of group of brits that experts say actually is able to counterbalance their western dominance in the world has been stressed and outlined again and again well geo political analyst william and ulcers of the world's fast growing economies have many more reasons for partnership than rivalry
. i think we will see out of necessity a cause or drawing together of russia and china simply because the challenges from the ballistic missile defense and solutions of the u.s. both against china and against russia well that's what you're going to. mean that they're both in that in the firing line of essential. nuclear conflict with the united states and nato and that's no joke and that there's a here trigger for war but mystification the reasons for operation are much stronger at this point than the reasons for conflict india is in kind of a but you your position and it's. a norm is potential for economic growth and norma's problems of backwardness the caste system and so forth that the interest that if we compared with say china or russia but the potentials are there and i think the synergies are there for the cooperation between china russia and india
and of course we'll have more on what russia is selling to india through the defense deals in our business bulletin that's coming up at six thirty pm g.m.t. well the final result in egypt's divisive constitution referendum is expected on tuesday but the country's opposition says that it will keep on fighting against the islamist draft a document opponents of the muslim brotherhood accuse the ruling group and president morsi of a mass of vote rigging after the early results showed the yes vote securing over sixty percent well author and journalist afshin rattansi has been keenly following the arab spring uprisings and he is joining us now live from london sir thanks for us so much for taking the time to speak with us i want to sort of kick off the conversation by asking you know we have the the egyptian opposition announcing that it's going to continue to fight against this islam is back to constitution what does that say about the prospects of stability in that country.
maybe some time off for the moment as far as i understand it there is going to be this shura council that's been called on for wednesday the turnout was disappointing and we should expect demonstrations in the streets but when i speak to people from the muslim brotherhood more often than not. their own stream amounts of pressure from washington. instead of. fighting on the streets and demonstrating in the streets against morsi. more against the new liberal consensus. that. we got to see a. real battle. with his own people and with washington. with washington but at the same time this opposition was democratically elected in the vote so what does that say about the situation there. and it looks like that opposition last albeit on this
turnout i think it's interesting that western mainstream media are very keen to point out people like i don't know moment el baradei who was completely dumbfounded by the west when he was at the international atomic energy agency over the iran situation they want those kinds of people in whereas mr morsi is much more complex figure this is really. serious and western reporting if you forget about egypt as long as morsi signed a deal with the i.m.f. you know the central bank the i.m.f. the you get these are the real things in the shadows that are really about the future of egypt and the people of egypt north and. whether you were never treated in the streets of cairo or alexandria so you know that openness may continue maybe there is the need for. a unified government brings something.
unique. spin. and i certainly don't want to sort of undermine or under play the importance of the economic situation on the ground which as you say the people really should be focusing on more than the political but look at the end of the day if we focus for more on the issue of democratic party in egypt the islamists at the helm were a result of supposedly democratic elections i mean shouldn't shouldn't their policies in that sense at least be respected i understand that the opposition is furious but is it a matter of well you know we don't like these policies so democracy doesn't work for us in this case. well of course you see what you're pointing out is of course that famous double standard the americans and the major governments love to apply when it comes to the democratic process whether it be in algeria or
in the gaza strip that doesn't benefit western interests so of course the results should be respected because people are saying there are some problems with the budget during these elections in which case there should be an international monitors though i don't think it matters so much as regards the. social issues and those kinds of rigid muslim brotherhood as long that the masses support because of its network of civil society structures that help the floor and the district. that was. used in. iraq because this is what it has been sentenced to. was not only was it when she wanted. to. talk to. some of the. some.
of the things to watch since then the i.m.f. and the world bank that had anything to do with. the poor books of the arab world what. they think should happen it's about the poor. close certainly be interesting to see how the next few months on the fault thank you so much for that that was action our tongues the author and journalist speaking to us live from london. well the u.k. is looking to beef up its military presence in the gulf. coming for you expert opinion on what might be behind britain's plans for strengthening its defense ties with the region's royals. also for you as ski resort in the italian alps attracts thousands i said attracts the credit for a giant slalom festival much of it is but i'm sure we'll explain that for all that
coming up in sports. what do you see when you look at the scroll perhaps you wonder what bright future she'll have or maybe feel sympathy for her because you see she's in a wheelchair but if you're t.s.a. agent then you see hard core terrorist skull finding a small amount of residue from explosives on the girl's hands she was detained for almost an hour and her tears for mercy did not move the inspectors to allow her mother to be with her as they took her away for further inspection so that the t.s.a. agents can put two and two together and realize that people in wheelchairs get all sorts of random stuff on their hands because the wheels they push roll along the ground when will these endless tales of bizarre instance of the t.s.a. stop when will they stop worrying about girls in wheelchairs what will they stop searching under a terminally ill woman's bandages and when will they actually catch
the only thing the was. thank. you. welcome back i'm lucy half an hour when you're watching our team. well i'm britain this christmas there's a choice for many elderly people skyrocketing household bills and curbs pensions mean that some are forced to choose between eating and heating and artie's polly boyko finds out. you better watch your better not santa claus is coming to town and the shops are
ready for that annual customer onslaught eighty two year old lady isn't in the festive spirit she's worried that she can't afford to be anything other than a scrooge this christmas that. hundred family is a nap taliban. now we're going to bail it. out as electric there's a guy at the water i think that a crowd that order out things and i'll. for the pension person here inside of you bob then and after most energy firms hiked prices as the winter months set in livy and people like her face a colder darker festive season according to our new boiler don't play on in the bedroom in the a.v.n. to wilna bedroom. so now they all know if there's a big bill that sounds like
a rose or something. but now money to cover it. that is a while right yeah yeah more and more britons are turning off their heating and the run up to a costly christmas and they're using these hot water bottles instead but according to hospital the money saving trend comes in the high price of its own with soaring numbers of bugs and injuries it isn't just the cost of fuel christmas essential will soon be worth their weight in gold the average price of turkey has risen seven percent since last year a family bird setting you back a whopping fifty five pounds on your christmas cards an average pack of twelve costs ten percent more this holiday and with printer ink now pricier than champagne you can forget about making your own to save money besides postage doesn't come cheap now at thirty percent more this christmas first class post in every sense of
the term that's not just the line that would risk missing out on a christmas promotion right now it's not just want to hire a doctor the best service he's getting more and more commercial but as austerity written here what can he afford to take god we've talked to many families about christmas time and it's something that they really struggle with a time when all the families are celebrating we've got rises in fuel prices we've got rises in food prices in the benefits and the support mechanisms that people have got. that they've got is all being cut back it's going to be really really tough for people this christmas pension the lady isn't just worried about the plight of the elderly she knows she's far from alone in counting down to a down costs december twenty fifth you know where they've been going out but their wages that are now and people without. a lot of people are
a. bit. and with the bank of england's less than glad tidings of a triple dip recession on the cards struggling britons will be wishing for nothing short of a christmas miracle. london well even those brits unlucky enough to be spending christmas in a hospital have some additional worrying facts to contend with on our website for you revelations about the years of neglect and mistreatment of u.k. patients some even reportedly starving to death. plus there is trouble in the tearoom we explain why some tourists won't be able to pay a personal tribute to lennon for quite some time.
well britain britain's government pardon me is under fire from human rights groups for planning to sell dozens of combat jets to the united arab emirates as well as other gulf states their prospective deal is seen as a sign of support for a regime which the e.u. earlier slammed for human rights abuses and torture in addition to the jets prime minister david cameron said britain might station its troops in the u.a.e. after pulling out from afghanistan the u.k. is also trying to prolong its military presence at existing bases in rain as well as qatar juba little analyst patrick henningsen says that it's not hard to see britons are all teary a lot of. the justification for this massive buildup in the middle east specially in the gulf states area of the west is basically blaming iran saying that because iran is pursuing nucular missions so there's no proof of any of their weapons
programs as such they're blaming iran for a possible nuclear arms race in the region that's a quote from david cameron only days ago so the in circle man of iran is certainly a geopolitical scale number one priority and i think they've achieved that militarily but you know the question is. is this going to be a real military standoff are we looking at a cold war situation where we just posturing militarily geo politically looking for some bigger conflicts down the road perhaps in a few years well the prospect of military confrontation with iran doesn't seem to be fading anytime soon and payroll and closest allies are one of them at least as threatening to join the fray trying my recent visit to lebanon i set out to discover what the militant group hezbollah has up its sleeve a red line should be drawn right here the line beyond which lies war with iran netanyahu would like to be able to communicate to the world that. the
israelis are ready which he has to attack and that it will be done with the full support of the united states threat or bluff whatever the case and the tap it all but guarantee or rapid response from another nemesis of the jewish state has moema . the lebanese shia paramilitary group has evolved from a ragtag militia to a military and political heavyweight it's part of the so-called axis of resistance against israel referring to the lions between hezbollah hamas syria and iran and according to hezbollah's leader hassan nasrallah both israel and the united states would suffer a retaliation to any strike against tehran but. the response would not be limited to the israeli entity the u.s. military bases in the entire region will serve as targets. so if israel targets in iran even by itself that. america will be held accountable for this
death. israel's november battle with gaza was seen as a test for a possible confrontation with iran israeli airstrikes rained on gaza in exchange came a barrage of long range mortars and rockets most were held by israel's anti-missile shield the bunker fuck a rocket threat from gaza the war may have showcased newly acquired weapons by palestinian militant factions but hezbollah's arsenal is thought to be of higher quality and quantity and experts say that it could launch four times as many markets per day as hamas the details of hezbollah stockpile are secret but the group's willingness to use it is not. israel was shaken by a few fragile five missiles which could be counted on the fingers of one's hand i want to be able to withstand the thousands of missiles that will land on television and else way if it attacks the fellow.
who was israel and hezbollah came face to face was in two thousand and six since then. hizbullah has now it collated around forty five thousand missiles off various ranges. there is one of the all part of the range goes beyond three hundred and what's three hundred fifty kilometers which according to them at least they can reach the whole of. the south of the country this museum in the south of lebanon is designed to display has been proclaimed military prowess captured israeli tanks and weapons are meant to be a reminder of the danger has block impose. this is the only has the tunnel now open to visitors but a network of secret passageways just like this one stretches across lebanon they're used to move fighters and weapons across the country and showing that hezbollah stands ready to strike at a moment's notice lucy caffein of r t southern lebanon. time for
a world update now an afghan police woman has shot dead a us security advisor at the police headquarters in kabul the female officer had walked up to the victim as he left her shop in the heavily guarded compound firing at him with a pistol she's now in custody is thought to be the first time that a woman had carried out what are called green on blue insider attacks hours earlier a policeman shot five of those colleagues in the northern part of the country such killings have left more than sixty people dead this year alone. is the most fighters claim to be to have destroyed the remaining muslims in the ancient city of timbuktu in northern mali the rebels say that they are defending the purity of their faith against people worshipping idols locals though believes in retaliation to the un backed military operation to take back the islamist controlled north. a little it's been issued in shell a i made the fears of ok no on the border with
argentina could soon erupt roads leading to the area have been closed and scientists are warning people to stay outside of a fifteen kilometer radius hopefully out of reach of any possible mudflows or fragments smoke and ash have been pouring out of the cone for more than a day and forcing nearby villagers to leave the plume reached over one and a half kilometers high. when i go away in just a few minutes kate will be here with a weekly roundup of the latest news stay with. the stunning beauty of reindeer gracefully dancing across the arctic tundra more than just a scenic image it is a way of life for some traditionally the nets people are nomadic reindeer herders and though in many ways they lead
a simple and rustic life they are also highly skilled and organized in their trade . and other weekend will be preparing for the winter and living around their need for a response this summer depending on. the day we found this particularly camp they were settled near the coast of the ca to see here for families work together to manage nearly a thousand reindeer herding reindeer is not just a job for the people in fact they say it's a part of their entire culture heritage and way of life and back they say that they can use almost every single part of the reindeer to help them survive. a deer is a means of transportation. equipment and clothes for the outside and. the life in the tundra is harsh and so before winter hits many of the children are helicoptered to the center of the district and not even for boarding school. in
the knesset students learn different languages utilize modern technologies through specialized grant programs and even more arts skills all within a protected environment the school was founded and named for. a scientist who wanted a better way of life for his people but even with the most progressive ideas and education many say they don't want to. the modern life of their beloved. i have returned to the tundra and i actually like it here if you're outside there's fresh air fresh water looks at the site you can see deer it's a joyful sight a sentiment that hopefully ensures that russia's northern reindeer will have caretakers for generations to come.
hello welcome to the r t sports show with me kate partridge and here are the week's top stories. triple crown yevgeny malkin scores his first hat trick in the k. i shall send my little boss top of the eastern conference. while double dutch the i actually use academy will hold a kid's training camp near moscow this somewhat aiming to bring total football to russia. and golden curls we meet the swiss poachers lead the russian women is coming team to european gold after just six months in charge. and let's go straight to the ice where russia's start you have got e-mail can back his first trick as metallic magnitogorsk one five three eight striking out plans to go temporarily talk with the east robert father on yan has the pick of week fourteen.